AI Index Report 2021 Chapter 3

March 15, 2021

This chapter looks at the increasingly intertwined relationship between AI and the global economy from the perspective of jobs, investment, and corporate activity. It first analyzes the worldwide demand for AI talent using data on hiring rates and skill penetration rates from LinkedIn as well as AI job postings from Burning Glass Technologies. It then looks at trends in private AI investment using statistics from S&P Capital IQ (CapIQ), Crunchbase, and Quid. The third, final section analyzes trends in the adoption of AI capabilities across companies, trends in robot installations across countries, and mentions of AI in corporate earnings, drawing from McKinsey’s Global Survey on AI, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), and Prattle, respectively.

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